University of Madras PhD Admission 2021: Dates, Application Form

University of Madras PhD Admission

University of Madras PhD Admission 2021 – University of Madras invites applications for PhD admission offered in various departments of the University, Colleges affiliated to University and recognized research institutions for the academics session July 2021.

Check more details on University of Madras PhD Admission 2021 below here.

Modes of PhD

  • PhD Full-time
  • PhD Part-time

Available PhD Program

PhD Admissions are offered in the following university departments –

  • Ancient History and Archaeology
  • Indian History
  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Adult & Continuing Education
  • Sociology
  • Anna Centre for Public Affairs
  • Politics and Public Administration
  • Centre for South and South East Asian Studies
  • Defence and Strategic Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Economics
  • Dr. Ambedkar Centre for Economic Studies
  • Agro Economic Research Centre
  • Mass Media and Communication Studies
  • Information Science
  • Philosophy
  • Siva Siddhantha
  • Vaishnavism
  • Jainism
  • Christian Studies
  • JBAS Centre for Islamic Studies
  • Indian Music
  • English
  • French
  • Tamil Language
  • Tamil Literature
  • Telugu
  • Malayalam
  • Kannada
  • Sanskrit
  • Hindi
  • Arabic, Persian and Urdu
  • Commerce
  • Management Studies
  • Ramanujan Institute of Advanced Study in Maths
  • Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Applied Geology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Energy
  • Polymer Science
  • Crystallography & Biophysics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Central Instrumentation & Service Lab.
  • CAS in Botany
  • Plant Biology & Biotechnology
  • Zoology
  • Animal Biology & Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Anatomy
  • Endocrinology
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology & Envi. Toxicology
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Physiology
  • Pathology
  • National Centre for Ultra Fast Processes
  • Photonics and Bio-Photonics
  • Nano Science & Nano Technology
  • Institute of Distance Education (IDE)
    • Computer Science
    • Economics
    • English
    • History
    • Commerce
    • Management Studies
    • Mathematics
    • Psychology
    • Public Administration
    • Political Science
    • Tamil
  • Women’s Studies
  • Material Science
  • Network Systems and information Technology
  • Centre for Natural Hazards and Disaster Management
  • Centre for Water Resource Management (CWRM)

University of Madras PhD Admission 2021 Important Date

Start of application forms06 July 2021
Hard copy of filled in applications to be submitted to concern University Dept.08 August 2021
Entrance Exam06 Aug to 05 Sep2021

Eligibility Criteria for University of Madras PhD Admission 2021

  • Candidate should have completed PG degree programme after completing UG degree in the format 10+2+UG Degree (3 or more years) or 11+1+ UG Degree (3 or more years)
  • Candidate should have a Master’s Degree with minimum 55% marks or equivalent grades in the qualifying exam (PG Degree)
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks – from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC / ST / Differently-abled or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991.

University of Madras PhD Admission 2021 Application Process

  • Candidates can submit the application form online from the University Website (
  • Hard copy of the application should be submitted to the respective University Departments / Affiliated College (Autonomous and Non- Autonomous) / Research Institutions on or before 05-08-2021.

Application Fee

For General/SC/ST Candidates Rs.500/-
Mode of Payment Online

Selection Procedure

  • Admission shall be based on the criteria notified by the Institution, keeping in view the guidelines/norms in this regard issued by the UGC and other statutory bodies concerned, and taking into account the reservation policy of the State Govt. from time to time

Entrance Exam

The entrance examination shall be conducted by the respective Department / Affiliated College / Institution and shall carry a maximum of 50 marks as detailed below

  • Written examination 35 marks
  • Oral examination 15 marks

The Entrance Examination should test the candidate’s research aptitude and knowledge in the subject and research methodology.

The candidate shall secure at least 25 marks out of 50 marks in the entrance test (Written and Oral).

A relaxation of 5% of marks (from 50% to 45%) shall be given for the candidates belonging to SC / ST / Differently–abled category in the entrance test examination conducted by the Universities.

For more details and to apply online – visit

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